The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (www.macfound.org)
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, helps strengthen institutions, participates in the formation of effective policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.
The Ford Foundation (www.fordfound.org)
The Ford Foundation, established in 1936, is a private, nonprofit institution that serves as a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Its goals are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. A national and international philanthropy, the foundation has provided more than $12 billion in grants and loans worldwide. The Foundation gets its funds from an endowment valued at $9.3 billion as of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002.